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About IFF
'Indian Film Festival – Bollywood and Beyond'  is proudly brought to you by MIND BLOWING FILMS
Mind Blowing Films is a Melbourne based film house .
It is the leading distributor of Indian films in Australia and New Zealand and also provides local production support to Indian films shot in Australia and NZ.
Festival Director
Mitu Bhowmick Lange
Mitu Bhowmick-Lange is currently the Director of Mind Blowing Films , a film production / distribution company which specialises in Indian films.

Mitu worked in Bombay for 6 years directing several TV shows including entertainment, news and fashion magazine programs and a daily breakfast show for most of the leading channels including BBC World, Star Plus, Zee TV and Sony TV.
Mitu wrote and directed the multi award-winning documentary, Watch without Prejudice, on the impact of violence on the children of Kashmir.

Since living in Australia, Mitu has brought in and produced several Indian productions to Australia, including producing 13 episodes shot in Australia of India’s number 1 daily television serial Kahani Ghar Ghar Kii (similar to Neighbours), Bollywood film Koi Aap Saa and blockbusters like Salaam Namaste , Chak De India , Bachna Aye Haseeno , Main Aurr Mrs Khanna , Thoda Pyar Thoda Magic , Love Aaj kal and several leading television commercials with international cricketers made for the Indian market. 

Mitu is the Festival Director of the Indian Film Festival - Bollywood and Beyond - ANZ , and the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne presented by the Victorian Government .She is presently working on the 4 part series - New India. The first part 'Spice Girls of India' has been the official selection at the Feminist Film Festival of London. Mitu also represents the prestigious International Film Festival of India held annually in Goa as their curator for films from Australia and New Zealand.
Festival Co Director

John Molloy
John graduated from the Flinders University Drama Centre in 1994. He worked in South Australian theatre until the year 2000 as and actor and producer, most notably as one of the Founding Members and first General Manager of Brink Productions. In this role he collaborated with The Adelaide International Arts Festival, State Theatre of South Australia, Sydney Theatre Company, Belvoir St. Theatre and the Australian Dance Theatre.

John is now a Producer at Molloy Boy Productions an independent production company that produces film, television and radio for the Australian market. 

In film he has worked on the films Crackerjack, Bad Eggs and BoyTown. He has recently worked as a Consulting Producer on the Indian feature films Me & Mrs Khanna in Australia Love Aaj Kal in the United States. In television he has worked on The Nation, Love is a Four Letter Word and The Mick Molloy Show. In 2009 John was Series Producer of John Safran’s Race Relations for Princess Pictures and the ABC.

John is a partner in Mind Blowing Films , a boutique distribution company for Indian films in Australia and New Zealand

Festival Co Director
Bidyut Dumra
His career in media started in 1995 in India while auditioning as a contestant for a TV quiz-show and ending up as a question writer instead. He hesitantly resolved himself to the fact that his place in the industry seemingly belonged behind the camera rather than in front of it. From TV Production he eventually made the leap to full-feature films in 2005, since then working on productions, such as, 'Salaam Namaste', 'Chak De India', 'Bachna Eh Haseeno' etc.

With corporate experience in multinational media companies, such as, Fremantle Productions and Village Roadshow, he is now a Director at Mind Blowing Films and is based in Hong Kong. He is still waiting for a breakthrough character & script to propel his acting ambitions.

Festival Co-Ordinator INDIA
Natascha Charak
Natascha Charak is a Bombay based freelance professional for Indian feature films. She passed out of the New York Film Academy in 2005 and has since been working on several commercial bollywood films. She has worked as an assistant to directors like Hollywood Director Willard Carroll, Rohan Sippy and Nikhil Advani. Some of the features Natascha worked on were Marigold, Bluffmaster, Salaam e ishq and Chandni Chowk to China.

Natascha has been part of the Indian Film Festial since 2007.
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